Safety and Reliability of Bridge Structures

Safety and Reliability of Bridge Structures

By: Khaled Mahmoud (editor)Hardback

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Recent surveys of the U.S. infrastructure's condition have rated a staggering number of bridges structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. While not necessarily unsafe, a structurally deficient bridge must be posted for weight and have limits for speed, due to its deteriorated structural components. Bridges with old design features that cannot safely accommodate current traffic volumes, and vehicle sizes and weights are classified as functionally obsolete. Such deficiencies may adversely affect the performance of transportation systems in emergency situations or for disaster response. This narrative has become part of the public debate sparked by the collapse of the I-35W Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on August 1, 2007. Ever since, numerous technical and news articles have been written to answer the persistent question, why did the bridge collapse? Exhaustive examination of the details of a specific bridge failure, typically, reveals the reasons for the collapse and lessons are drawn from the experience. Each bridge failure, since the Tacoma Narrows Bride disaster in 1940, has served as a wakeup call for the bridge engineering community, initiating radical changes in the design and construction standards. However, a paradigm shift is necessary in the inspection and monitoring practices of the bridge engineering community to provide preventive maintenance and restore the public's confidence in the safety of bridges. Concerns about bridge safety and reliability go beyond geographical boundaries and are shared by bridge engineers from different countries. This book contains a number of selected papers that were presented at the Fifth New York City Bridge Conference, held on August 17-18, 2009. These papers cover a wide range of topics in the design, construction, maintenance, monitoring and rehabilitation of bridge structures.

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Bridge Technology Consulting, NYC, USA & Bridge Engineering Association, NYC, USA


Preface 1 Bridge safety, analysis and design The safety of bridges T.V. Galambos LRFD versus ASD, the differences between the two standards for retaining wall and abutment design S. Esposito & H. Najm Providing the best bridges for the best cost R.A. Lawrie Taconic State Parkway Ramp `X' Bridge project, Westchester, NY, USA E.S. Jarosz & J. Kang Screening and analysis for the gusset plates of the Hawk Falls Bridge, Pennsylvania, USA M.M. Myers Selection and design of the high load multirotational bearings for the St. Anthony Falls Bridge in Minnesota K.L. Western, T.A. DeHaven & R.J. Watson 2 Cable-supported bridges Potential of multi main-spans suspension bridge M. Inoue Kanchanaphisek Bridge: A cable-stayed bridge designed for a low maintenance budget R. Hsu & P. Vineyard Design-build of the Indian River Inlet cable stayed bridge K.V. Butler, D. Robb & P. Halvarsson A self anchored suspension pedestrian bridge over Harbor Drive in San Diego, California, USA D. Fitzwilliam & J. Tognoli Stay cable replacement, high level engineering for an extended serviceability E. Mellier, S. Joye & V. Maillet 3 Movable bridges Rehabilitation of Bridge Street Bridge preserving a nineteenth century historic bascule lift span P. van Hagen & H. ProtinVI Table of contents Replacement of a rare Hanover skewed bascule-The Hamilton Avenue Bridge, New York City, USA K. Griesing Innovative redesign for cost savings on a vertical lift bridge E. Kelly & W. Nickoley 4 Advanced materials Lightweight concrete for long span bridges R. Castrodale & K. Harmon Experimental study on hybrid steel-concrete beam connected with perfobond ribs S-H. Kim, J-H. Won, J-H. Ahn, C.G. Lee & S-J. Kim Rehabilitation of bridges using Ultra-High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete E. Bruhwiler Lightweight and recycled materials for the construction of the Messina Strait Bridge, Italy G. Di Giannantonio 5 Bridge instrumentation and monitoring Modeling and instrumentation of the Tobin Memorial Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts, USA B. Brenner, E. Santini-Bell, W. Durack, M. Sanayei & E. Pheifer Structural health monitoring using wireless acoustic emission sensor network T. Hay, S. Jayaraman & D.R. Hay Bridge monitoring to measure corrosion rate and concrete resistivity C.J. Moretti & S. Jerath 6 Bridge security and testing The security assessment of structural cable assemblies in bridges T.W. Klein Overview of available detection technologies with applications to bridge security J. Godoy & J. Chang Development of a baseline model for an arch using diagnostic tests J. Liu & H.W. Shenton 7 Bridge inspection, management and assessment Developing a business process model for bridge management in Europe T. Browne, J. Harvey & P. OwensTable of contents VII Use of public-private partnerships in bridge infrastructure delivery J. Chang Special topics studies for baseline structural modeling for condition assessment of in-service bridges E.S. Bell & J.D. Sipple Merging and moving forward with New Jersey Turnpike Authority's Bridge inspection program 291 J.H. Laird & J.A. Paul Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's computerized structure inspection system J.K. Shaffer & M.C. Schellhase 8 Bridge construction, maintenance and retrofit Construction engineering considerations for highway bridges B. Chavel, S. Tunstall & R. Eaton Concept and practice of accelerated bridge construction in California, USA P. Chung, J.J.Q. Fang & K.J. Thompson The maintenance of the main expansion joints on the Forth Road Suspension Bridge, Scotland B.R. Colford, S. Jones, D. Timby & K. Brown Reinforcement design of the Filetto Bridge on the Santerno river near Bologna, Italy G. Gasparini, S. Silvestri, T. Trombetti & C. Ceccoli Retrofit and replacement of Dumbarton railroad bridges, California, USA K.S. Go, S. Treyger, M. Jones, S.J. Hill, B. Susanto & W. Yang 9 Bridge deck evaluation Understanding the limitations of exodermic bridge decks: A case study on the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge W.J. Moreau Multi-level bridge deck evaluation combining Ground Penetrating Radar and Infrared Thermography methods K.R. Maser & B.C. Miller The history and benefits of prefabricated grid reinforced concrete decks P.M. Gase & M.R. Kaczinski 10 Bridge history and aesthetics Christian Menn's recent bridge designs-Reducing structural elements to the simplest solution E. BruhwilerVIII Table of contents A study of the evolution of arch forms: Eiffel's Maria Pia Bridge and Ammann's Bayonne Bridge A.P. Thrall & D.P. Billington Design and construction of the Third Millennium Bridge over the Ebro River in Zaragoza, Spain J.J. Arenas de Pablo, G. Capellan Miguel, H. Beade Pereda & J. Martinez Aparicio Walkway over the Hudson-Fast track design and construction P. Melewski, J. Brizzell, H.J. Marcelle & J. DiStefano Verrugas Viaduct and its reconstruction, Peru, South America K. Gandhi Design and erection of four signature urban bridges recently built in Spain J.J. Arenas de Pablo, G. Capellan Miguel, E. Merino Rasillo & M. Sacristan Montesinos Author index

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  • ISBN13: 9780415564847
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 514
  • ID: 9780415564847
  • weight: 1021
  • ISBN10: 0415564840

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